January 29, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

SWFL golden retriever rescue group saves dog from Korean meat industry

Thousands of miles separate South Korea from Southwest Florida, but all it took Sunday to unite two very different cultures was one dog: A bright-eyed golden retriever named Sky. More...

Coming up at the Renaissance Academy

The Renaissance Academy of FGCU offers lifelong learning classes to enrich life experiences at any age. The following sessions will be held at Herald Court Centre in downtown Punta Gorda. ¦ Arab-Israel Conflict 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30 More...

Scarab combines speed, size in new jet boat

Rec Boat Holdings has introduced its largest jet boat yet with the Scarab 255. A standout in the industry, this 25-foot sport runabout boasts more room and power than any other jet boat available today. More...

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Business News

Toy Story

Small stores use personal touches to compete against the Internet

In toys, you can go international and broad, becoming a distributor like the American company, Toys “R” Us; you can go international and brand-specific like the Danish company Lego or the German company Playmobil, even creating carnival-l More...

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS

Former teacher opens ‘the biggest little frame shop in Punta Gorda’

Fred DiMenna spent 35 years as a high school industrial arts teacher whose retirement lasted “about 15 minutes,” he said. “I couldn’t handle being retired.” More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Keeping an eye on government borrowing

Many investors are U.S. equity and/ or global equity centric for various reasons. More...

Promoters collect customers with antiques

Collecting antiques will never get old, say promoters of antiques shows in South Florida. More...

THIS WEEK ON WGCU-TV

THURSDAY, JAN. 29, 8 P.M. Hertz: Road to Paradise More...

Local sporting events offer opportunities for participants, spectators

Charlotte County hosts a number of sports competitions on land, sea and in the air, in addition to individual active pursuits such as swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding, golf and tennis. More...

Mustang password drives much computer traffic

Ford Mustang is one of the most popular cars ever built, and now it has the distinct honor of being one of the most common passwords on the Internet, a recent study reveals. More...

Racing greats join Hall of Fame

The Motorsports Hall of Fame of America announced its 27th class of inductees at Daytona International Speedway this past week, a list of legends representing a variety of racing disciplines. More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting:

3091 Big Pass Lane, Punta Gorda

Here’s an impeccably maintained threebedroom, two-bath home nestled on Burnt Store Marina’s golf course. More...

WCI names top sales performers for December at Venetian Golf & River Club and Sarasota National

Community developer and luxury homebuilder WCI Communities has named the top sales performers of December for Venetian Golf & River Club and Sarasota National in Venice. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Getting inside Harold Pinter

JULIAN SANDS’ ONE-MAN SHOW KICKS OFF RINGLING’S ‘NEW STAGES 2015: RE:IMAGINED’

First of all, what the show is not: It’s not an impersonation. It’s not a dull poetry reading. And it’s not even a collection of scenes from various plays. More...

Local publisher celebrates milestone

Novelists. Poets. Historians. Teachers. Preachers. No matter the writer’s muse, Book-Broker Publishers has mentored more than 300 authors who want to publish their books. More...

Bank hosts Florida Highwaymen exhibit

Charlotte State Bank & Trust is celebrating Black History Month with exhibits of Florida Highwaymen paintings at each of the bank’s five offices. More...